Kansas City to St. Louis Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $24
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 4min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 23 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 238 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United
Bus
$31 · 4h 0min · 23 lb of CO2
Kansas City to St Louis
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Train
$59 · 5h 3min · 170 lb of CO2
KCY to STL
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Flight
$133 · 1h 4min · 98 lb of CO2
MCI to STL

Kansas City to St. Louis Flights

There are 1 airports — MCI — that make sense to fly out of from Kansas City and 1 airports — STL — to access St. Louis. The best deals are usually found by flying out of MCI.

Southwest Airlines, United, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Kansas City to St. Louis.

The cheapest way by air is via Southwest Airlines and flies from Kansas City Intl (MCI) to Lambert St Louis Intl (STL). Southwest Airlines flies from Kansas City Intl (MCI) to Lambert St Louis Intl (STL) and is the quickest flight to get you from Kansas City to St. Louis.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to St. Louis from Kansas City, a flight is the quickest method.

Drive
$32 · 4h 17min · 49 lb of CO2
Kansas City to St. Louis

Drive from Kansas City to St. Louis

It's 238 miles between Kansas City to St. Louis. On a typical day, it might take between 4h 17min and 4h 30min from Kansas City to St. Louis under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 4h 43min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to St. Louis by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $32.

What is the best way to travel from Kansas City to St. Louis?

The are 8 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Kansas City to St. Louis. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Kansas City towards St Louis, as it is the cheapest to St. Louis. It's common to find tickets for as low as $24. Greyhound operates from Kansas City to St. Louis, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Kansas City to St. Louis?

On your trip from Kansas City to St. Louis, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Kansas City to St. Louis MO?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Kansas City to St. Louis. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to St. Louis is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Kansas City/St. Louis buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Kansas City is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Kansas City MO and St. Louis during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Kansas City to St. Louis? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of St. Louis traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to St. Louis is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Kansas City to St. Louis?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Kansas City to St. Louis is by bus. The bus costs $24 roughly and will take 4 hours.

How much does Amtrak cost from Kansas City to St. Louis?

Amtrak costs about $138 between Kansas City and St. Louis. In total, the train will take roughly 15 hours 32 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at KCY Kansas City Amtrak, which is 2 miles from Kansas City. Further, once you arrive at KWD Kirkwood Amtrak or you will still have 12 miles to St. Louis.

How long does it take from Kansas City to St. Louis by car?

The total distance between Kansas City and St. Louis is 238 miles and will take you about 4 hours 17 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $32.

Travel companies on this route

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Kansas City to St. Louis
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Kansas City to St. Louis
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Kansas City to St. Louis
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Kansas City to St. Louis
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United United from Kansas City to St. Louis
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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